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Since before his election, Donald Trump has regularly mocked Senator Elizabeth Warren by calling her ‘Pocahontas’ in reference to her sliver of Native American heritage.

You would have thought Trump might have tired of the ‘joke’ by now. Sadly not.

Two weeks after Warren posted a video to Instagram Live following her announcement she will run for president, Trump took to Twitter to make fun of the Democratic senator using Native American stereotypes.

And the punchline? He referred to the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, which saw US soldiers kill and maim hundreds of Sioux men, women and children.

In Warren's video, livestreamed on New Year's Eve, the Democratic senator drinks beer in her kitchen and introduces her husband Bruce as her "sweetie"

In response, Trump tweeted:

If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!

It is thought that ‘Bighorn’ refers to the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876, which resulted in the United States taking ownership of Indian land.

Then in a separate Tweet Trump wrote:

Best line in the Elizabeth Warren beer catastrophe is, to her husband, “Thank you for being here. I’m glad you’re here” It’s their house, he’s supposed to be there!

People on Twitter reacted angrily to Trump's use of Native American stereotypes to insult Warren.

Warren is a searing critic of Trump, which has resulted in his constant jibes referring to her Native American ancestry.

In October, she decided to take a DNA test to prove her ancestry, but this decision fell flat with many Democrats and was widely criticised within the Native American community.

But Warren still has significant support among the Democrats' most progressive members and has been tipped as a frontrunner in the race to become the Democratic presidential candidate

Another day, another round of offensive Trump tweets.


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